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Lowestoft Great Eastern Hotel

Lowestoft Great Eastern Hotel

Closed later than 1976

78 Denmark Rd

grid reference TM 545 929

In 1900 Samuel George Marler is listed as proprietor with first class accommodation, choice wines, spirits & cigars, Bass bottled ales, bowling green & billiards.

The hotel is shown at this location on the 1885 OS map. It appears as a hotel or pub on OS maps at least as late as 1951, but subsequent available sheets are insufficiently detailed to tell if it was still trading. Evidently the hotel was still trading in 1976, as according to Alfred Hedges' book of that year, "Inns and Inn Signs of Norfolk and Suffolk",

[...]the sign of the Great Eastern at Lowestoft is misleading. After all Lowestoft is the most easterly point in England and most inns named the Great Eastern commemorate the Great Eastern Railway Company…



Historical interest

Historical interest





The GER was formed in 1862 by amalgamation of the Eastern Counties Railway with smaller railways: the Norfolk Railway, the Eastern Union Railway, the Newmarket and Chesterford Railway, the East Norfolk Railway, the Harwich Railway, the East Anglian Railway and the East Suffolk Railway among others.

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)